US calls on Sudan's paramilitary RSF to stop shelling civilian areas

Fighting between the Sudanese army and the RSF erupted on Apr 15 over tensions linked to a planned transition to civilian rule

Reuters
Published : 19 Oct 2023, 05:13 AM
Updated : 19 Oct 2023, 05:13 AM

The US is deeply concerned by reports that the Sudanese paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have intensified shelling in South Darfur and Omdurman, State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said on Wednesday.

Fighting between the Sudanese army and the RSF erupted on Apr 15 over tensions linked to a planned transition to civilian rule. It has devastated the capital Khartoum and sparked ethnically driven attacks in Darfur.

The United States called on the RSF to immediately cease shelling of civilian neighbourhoods and to protect civilians, Miller said.